I remember back in the 1940's when to have a nickel or even two cents to spend was an important day! The local variety store had a counter of penny candy. The kids would line up to buy and there was a box to stand on-two kids at a time.
You could gaze into that glass counter a long time to choose as the few pennies had to be spent wisely. You also had to plan on the length of the the candy lasted as you may not get a few pennies again for a while till Dad could spare you a little bit of change!
Mint juleps were my favorite, they could last me for quite a while plus they were wrapped and could stay in my grubby pocket for a day too! To this day I still love the flavor and I'm really glad my wife found this site just for me! ~ Bud from Alabama
My favorite penny candy was Mint Julep. When I was little, early 1960's, I would walk 2 miles to the little Peter Wall's store, in Newton, NH. There was a big case with sliding glass doors on it. Behind the doors was the penny candy, all displayed on angled shelves. I'd slide the door open and select my candy. More often than not, it was Mint Julep. I remember it so well. It took years to find mint juleps again. I'm glad they still exist. Thanks for the memories. ~Rebecca from New Hampshire